The Inner Strength Network (I.S.N) was set up with the aim of supporting women and girls and their families on gender equality issues. We are committed to working in the community in order to improve women and girls aspirations, their physical and emotional health and well-being and to support families to overcome difficult moments in their lives, discrimination or placed at a disadvantage.
I.S.N provides practical support, coaching and mentoring to women and girls (and their families) to overcome barriers. We support them to find inner strength,build resilience and build aspirations, In so doing we aim to support their physical and emotional health and well-being.
I.S.N plays a significant role in delivering key aspects of the Government’s Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in Merton and neighbouring boroughs by supporting women and girls to realise their potential, develop life skills to overcome traumatic situations (including Domestic Violence,Child Sexual Exploitation, other forms of gender based violence and discrimination; poor mental health, and low self-esteem).
We believe in supporting you to build;
Character in your organisation;
Competence as individuals ( by enhancing your skills) and;
Creativity supporting well-being, enhanced discussion and events
We have a fantastic dedicated team who are specialist in their field
CEO Maureen Bailey
Finance and Admin: Marcela Castrillon
Safeguarding Board Member P B Bailey
Chair Board Member P J Purkiss
Board member Jennifer Brown
Events Sherita Nembhard
Events Linda Bailey
Events Christelle BB
Maureen Bailey is an award winning experienced women and equality specialist with over 20 years' experience of delivering diversity dealing with women equality.
Maureen Bailey is an award winning experienced women and equality specialist with over 20 years' experience of delivering diversity dealing with women equality
Maureen has a legal background and is also qualified in Management Coaching and Mentoring QCF at the Chartered Management Institute. and remains passionate about supporting women and their families to be the best they can be,
She was the first Head of Women's Issues Network for the Ministry of Justice and acted as an advisor to other government departments to set up effective networks. Maureen is a sought after speaker on self esteem, domestic violence and building better relations within the workplace issues. She is the Founder of the Leading Ladies and YASS programme, which provides mentoring and coaching for women and girls and prevention against child sexual exploitation tips, carers, leaders, facilitators, teachers,university students and organisations. In recognition of her success and achievements, Maureen was awarded the International Women of Excellence, Humanitarian Woman of the Year Award in 2008. She was also a finalist for the Inspiring Leader within the Workplace Award,(Precious Awards). She has chaired many boards and remains a governor of one school.
" INNER STRENGTH IS SOMETHING INSTILLED IN YOU. IT IS A DETERMINATION TO OVERCOME ALL THE OBSTACLES THAT YOU FACE IN LIFE. IT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXCELLENCE AND FAILURE. IT IS THE TOOL TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE" MAUREEN